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East Coast Premiere

Director: Adrian Francis

Australia, 2008, 9 min

Festival Year:2009

Category:Documentary Short

Cast:Maia Wallner

Crew:Executive Producer: Gai Dunlop, Open Channel - Producer: Melanie Brunt - Screenwriter: Adrian Francis - Editor: Adrian Francis - Cinematographer: Marcus Dineen - Sound Designer: John Kassab - Series Producer: Stuart Parkyn - Sound Recordist: Bart Bee - Stills Photographer: Christine Francis

Sales:Melanie Brunt, Producer - Feather Films, 68 Herbert Street, Northcote 3070, Victoria, Australia - T: +614 3868 0068 - F:

Email:melanie AT


As dusk approaches and workers stream out of the city, Maia, a Bulgarian immigrant, is about to begin her day. She reflects on life, work and toilet bowls as she goes about her nightly cleaning round through silent, empty spaces.


About the director

After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Screen Studies and making several fiction shorts, Adrian Francis travelled extensively in Europe and Asia and spent 4 years teaching English in Tokyo. He returned to Australia to complete a Graduate Diploma in Documentary in 2006, where he won student awards for his documentary short, SOFT WORDS. His films have screened at international festivals including Melbourne International Film Festival, NewFest New York LGBT Film Festival and Montreal Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. LESSONS FROM THE NIGHT is funded through Open Channel's 2008 Raw Nerve programme for emerging filmmakers. Adrian is currently in Tokyo developing his next documentary.


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